Page 1

3D Shuttle


Unbeatable efficiency for automatic storage and retrieval

AUTOMATIC GOODS-TO-MAN PICKING SOLUTION for tote warehouses in retail, food service and e-commcerce Unrivalled efficiency

Low investment cost

Optimum space utilization

Up to 6 times more efficient than a manual solution. Up to 1,000 totes/hour.

Excellent cost/storage capacity ratio. No racking means significant savings.

No space-wasting aisles. Exceptionally high storage density. | 1

INNOVATIVE ROBOTIC STORAGE & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM Cimcorp – the leading supplier of gantry robot handling systems for retail, food & beverage, tire manufacturing and mail processing industries – has now developed the Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ solution, which offers highly efficient storage and retrieval of plastic totes and bins.

The Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ solution uses proven gantry robot technology, combined with an innovative shuttle device integrated into the gantry, to store and retrieve totes required for order fulfillment. Modular in design, the floor area of the system and the number of gantry robots used can be varied to suit each application’s precise throughput needs. The Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ can take care of a distribution center’s entire operations or, alternatively, the system may operate as an ‘island’ of automation within a manual facility.

How does it work The system creates stacks on entry to the storage area. These stacks are then collected by one of the gantry robots and deposited somewhere within the robot’s working envelope. When a particular SKU is required to fulfill an order, the nearest corresponding tote is retrieved and deposited on the shuttle device. The shuttle travels along the gantry and transfers the tote to the outfeed conveyor, which then transports it to a conveyor line that feeds the picking stations. Once picking from the tote is complete, it is conveyed back to the entry point of the storage area.

Unrivalled efficiency The gantry robots’ stack-handling capability makes the storage of incoming totes significantly faster. Infeed capacities can exceed 5,000 totes per hour, meaning that 80% of the system’s operational time is used for the primary task of feeding totes to the picking area. Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ can retrieve up to 1,000 totes per hour from the storage area. Rapid handling, combined with ergonomic order picking, enables fulfilling greater numbers of orders per shift. Use of the innovative shuttle and the reduced amount of equipment enable straightforward consolidation and 100% sequencing of totes. Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ can make order fulfillment six times more efficient than a manual solution.

Petteri Pelkonen CEO of Tuko Logistics:

At Tuko, Cimcorp 3D Shuttle is raising the efficiency of order picking process and logistics to a new level.

Optimum space utilization The Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ operates a floor-based storage, enabling optimum space utilization. With goods accessed from above there is no need for spacewasting aisles and massive conveyor sequencers. This results in higher storage densities.

Low investment cost Lower investment cost is achieved through excellent cost/storage capacity ratio. Thanks to the minimal amount of equipment required and the efficient use of space, each Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ gantry robot is able to store an extensive number of totes. Investment protection is guaranteed through the system’s scalable, modular design. As the robots are easily programmable, the solution offers unrivalled dynamism to meet changing flows of goods. Also, the system requires no racking, meaning significant costs savings.

Diverse applications for Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ is suitable for a wide variety of applications in which a large number of SKUs are handled in plastic totes or bins. It is ideal for serving goods-to-person order picking stations in retail, food service and e-commerce distribution centers.

Jarno Honkanen, Sales Manager, Cimcorp: Our goods-to-man picking solution is extremely competitive versus any existing solution in distribution centers and becomes unbeatable as the number of SKUs and the size of storage increases. It can make order fulfillment six times more efficient than a manual solution.”

Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ is also perfect for distribution centers that handle parts and components, especially applications where there is a large product range and a requirement for high service levels.

Throughput totes/hour Competitive

The greater the number of SKUs and the larger the storage capacity, the more competitive the Cimcorp 3D Shuttle™ becomes.

Extremely competitive


Storage capacity



The Cimcorp group – which consists of Cimcorp Oy in Finland and RMT Robotics Ltd in Canada – has become a leading supplier worldwide to the tire industry, and is also a strong supplier for retail, food & beverage and postal services sectors. The group has 250 employees and has delivered 2,000 robotic systems across five continents.

Our representatives • Brazil: • China: www.great-ocean. net • India: • Japan: • North America: • Russia: • Scandinavia: • South Korea: • United Kingdom:

Automation technology company Cimcorp supplies robotic solutions for managing material flows in production and distribution environments. Cimcorp’s purpose-built systems, software and services improve the profitability and competitiveness of its customers’ businesses.

Satakunnantie 5, FI-28400 Ulvila, FINLAND phone +358 2 6775 111, fax +358 2 6775 200

Cimcorp 3d Shuttle  

New version • AUTOMATIC GOODS-TO-MAN PICKING SOLUTION for tote warehouses in retail, food service and e-commcerce. Unrivalled efficiency - U...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you